TODAY fans are concerned for Al Roker’s health as he has been missing from the morning show for over a week.
The meteorologist was absent from the NBC show with no explanation, raising concerns for his well-being.
Why is Al Roker absent?
While some Today Show hosts have taken turns appearing lately, Al has been missing for a few weeks on and off.
Viewers have started to worry about the 68-year-old.
Many are hoping he’s simply on holiday, although fans can’t help but worry that he was in fact ill.
Al wasn’t very active on social media during his absence, only posting a few times and never anything about his whereabouts.
He has now been off the live show for over a week and no explanation has been given by the show or the presenters.
Instead, Al only appeared in a pre-taped segment that aired on November 14, 2022.
Is Al Rocker sick?
A source close to Al exclusively revealed to The US Sun that the beloved weatherman “wasn’t feeling well.”
“He’s been off the air for almost two weeks, it’s been a constant issue he’s dealing with.
“He’s such a wonderful and energetic guy so it’s hard to remember that he’s 68 years old,” the insider added.
Al’s wife, Good Morning America host Deborah Roberts, previously gave an update to a fan who asked where Al had been.
Although the photos didn’t show her husband, followers still made sure to ask about him in the comments.
A concerned social media user asked: “Is Al Roker ill? Wasn’t on Instagram or the Today Show. Concerned.”
Seeing that many fans had the same concerns, Deborah decided to respond to explain what was going on with Al during his absence from the show.
“Ahh thanks for that,” Deborah wrote. “He’s a bit under the weather but ok.”
After learning Al was unwell, fans wished him “a speedy recovery.”
On Nov. 11, Al shared a Veterans Day post on Instagram, but he didn’t explain to his followers why he’s been absent lately.
And just three days later, the host shared another post on Instagram, which, once again, had nothing to do with his absence.
Deborah has since expressed gratitude for all of fans’ concerns about her husband, but hasn’t given anyone a straight answer.
But on November 16, she shared a cryptic photo of a skyline with bridges and buildings in the background on her Instagram story.
Just below the water she laid the words: “New day. Renewed hope for good things.”
It’s not clear where she was or if she was dating Al or even talking about him, but it has been interpreted as feeling like she has hope for something.
The speculation comes after Roker was diagnosed with an “aggressive” form of prostate cancer in September 2020.
Two months later he underwent a successful operation.
He returned to the show on December 3, 2020 – after a nearly nine-month absence – and was seen walking around the Today Show Plaza with fellow Today stars Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie during the show’s broadcast.
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